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    Comedian Gets Serious About (Lack of) Diversity in the Diabetes Community

    Advocacy

    With April being National Minority Health Month, diversity and inclusiveness are top of mind. This is an issue that arguably doesn't get enough serious attention in our Diabetes Community -- be it online or at in-person meetups and conferences.One...

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    Living with 'Medical Mysteries' Beyond Diabetes

    Advocacy

    Today we're pleased to welcome Michelle Auerbach, a 20-something fellow type 1 diabetes blogger in Ontario, Canada.  She's the daughter of a T1D mom, and was diagnosed herself at age 12. But she's also living with other health conditions that mak...

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    Could New Diabetes A1C Guidelines Do More Harm Than Good?

    Advocacy

    The American College of Physicians (ACP) has published new care guidelines suggesting higher blood sugar targets for people with type 2 diabetes. But many fear they may be doing harm than good with this change, that could potentially lead to patie...

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    Interviewing AADE's New Leader Donna Ryan

    Advocacy

    The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) is an important organization that sets the tone for diabetes care across the board. Its newest president as of January is Florida-based Donna Ryan, a registered nurse and dietitian with a quart...

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    Type One Run - New Fitness Support Network for Diabetes Peeps

    Advocacy

    A new program gives people with diabetes a way to tap into their inner runner -- and a fun incentive to "get off the couch," if that's what's needed.   Nope, this isn't another group of high-octane marathon runners and triathletes. Instead, it's...

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    Hey There, Diabetes Podcast Week and Spare A Rose 2018!

    Advocacy

    When it comes to getting the insulin we need, we're aware that we have it very good. But so many people whose lives depend on this life-sustaining drug are not so lucky. They're struggling to afford and get access to insulin, in some cases even d...

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    FDA Building a Patient Engagement Infrastructure, Diabetes Voices Wanted

    Advocacy

    Not so long ago, the Food and Drug Administration was completely cut off from patient voices. Luckily, that's been changing in recent years, and in December, the agency upped the ante by creating the first-ever so-called FDA Patient Engagement Col...

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    Danger: Flu Season, Undiagnosed Diabetes and Talking to Ourselves

    Advocacy

    This flu season is serious, People! With this year's outbreak being twice as deadly as last year's, the CDC's homepage is currently dedicated purely to the flu.In our community, there's always fear that a nasty flu virus can trigger type 1 diabete...

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    Colorado Lawmaker Tackles Insulin Pricing Transparency

    Advocacy

    When he introduced legislation earlier this month calling for transparency in insulin pricing in the state of Colorado, Rep. Dylan Roberts had his younger brother Murphy in mind. Murphy Roberts was diagnosed with type 1 at age 10 more than a deca...

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    Diabetes Advocacy Orgs: 2017 Achievements & 2018 Plans! (Part 2)

    Advocacy

    Ever wonder what kind of impact the leading diabetes advocacy organizations are really having? So do we.  That's why it's a tradition here at the 'Mine at the start of each new year to ask a group of the most influential U.S. diabetes nonprofits p...

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    Diabetes Advocacy Orgs: 2017 Milestones & 2018 Goals! (Part 1)

    Advocacy

    Hey, Diabetes Community - Happy New Year 2018! It's a tradition here at the 'Mine to essentially "call the diabetes advocacy organizations to the mat" at the end of each year to explain what they've accomplished, and what they're aiming for in the...

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    Former Pro Basketball Player Founds 'Diabetics Doing Things'

    Advocacy

    Every day, people with diabetes are doing amazing things that go unnoticed. No, we're not talking about climbing mountains or running marathons or biking across America... just everday folk with broken pancreases who are living their best possible...

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    The Diabetes Year in Review - 2017

    Advocacy

    With the New Year just days away, we're keeping up our tradition of reviewing what made this past year, 2017, one to remember in the Diabetes World and here at the 'Mine. Hot topics have ranged from the launch of new insulins and the first-ever s...

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    Happy Holidays from DiabetesMine!

    Advocacy

    Happy Holidays from our team here at the 'Mine! Thanks to T1D peep Kayla Brown in Canada (who blogs at Kayla's Life Notes and runs Type 1 Memes) for this oh-so-apropos Elf reference.  We're taking two days off to chillax but will be back on Wedne...

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    Can Peer-to-Peer Advice Transform Healthcare?

    Advocacy

    I've lost track of all the questions about my type 1 diabetes that I've answered by turning to the Diabetes Online Community (aka "the DOC").It's been a wellspring of knowledge and wisdom, helping me figure out if I should try new technology, the ...

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    Losing Net Neutrality Threatens Online Health Info and Communities!

    Advocacy

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing a critical change in how the Internet is regulated, taking a vote on Thursday, Dec. 14, that could spell an end to the notion of a free and open web. And yes, the Internet is freaking out, ...

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    JDRF Gets Feisty on Insurance and Congressional Diabetes Funding Advocacy

    Advocacy

    Diagnosed with type 1 just before Christmas 1972 when he was 7 years old, Tom Webb is no stranger to dealing with insurance hassles through the years. This South Carolina D-peep has been through it all -- or so he thought.Lately, in trying to get ...

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    Just A 'Tad Diabetic'

    Advocacy

    It's always nice to greet new faces in our Diabetes Online Community, so today we're happy to hand the blog-mic over to Tad Roberts in North Texas to share his story.Tad was diagnosed in his '20s more than two decades ago, and just recently starte...

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    Diabetes and Driver's License Restrictions?

    Advocacy

    Have you ever wondered what the exact rules are, when it comes to diabetes and driver's license restrictions? We sure do, every time news stories pop up about unsafe driving involving PWDs (people with diabetes).We looked into this, and essentiall...

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    What Helps Patients Most in 2017: DiabetesMine Patient Voices Survey Results

    Advocacy

    We are at Stanford School of Medicine today hosting the 2017 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit (#dbminesummit17) -– our seventh annual meeting of thought leaders delving into novel ways to improve life with diabetes. As some of you may know, this ev...

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